Happy Easter!

I was making easter eggs and look who appeared!

It’s  Admiral Ackbar! I always knew he was smart, but I did not realize that he was such an egghead…

This is another egg I made. I love how the colors are muted on brown eggs.

Happy Easter! Don’t eat to much chocolate!

Chroma

Hi!!  Wow it’s been forever since I posted last. I sure have been busy. Here is the poster and some pics from my first solo show:

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Other pieces included in the show are pictured elsewhere in this blog , so  I am not posting them here. These include two encaustic pieces, some acrylic fruit painting and some other watercolors.

 

And here are some monsters I made before christmas. The first one is Cecilia, I made her as a sample for a class I am teaching. The bride and groom were for friends who got married, and the red one was a gift for a different friend.  Super cute and fun to make!

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Shadowbox collages

A while a go I found some Martha Stewart shawdow boxes at Micheals, they were finally marked down to $1.50 so I bought the last 4 and made some shadow boxes for my room. I used bits and pieces that I had in my studio.  Here they are:

Why Hello my Dears!!!

Hi, so It’s been a super long time since I last wrote. Lots of stuff happened, crappy stuff and fun stuff. I got a freakin’ cool new camera, a Pentax K200. I love it! And I got my hair cut all pretty.

Some other fun stuff that happened: 1) Art Board Show and Auction (and BBQ). My board is posted below, it sold for $100. 2) Canada Day booth for work 3) Megan’s show at the Centre. I am very proud of her. 4) Street Performers booth for work. Paper bag puppets below 5) Super cool encaustic class I attended. I will definitelypost my sample soon. 6) I made some super cool moving mouth puppets, I will post them as soon as I get some pics. 7) Candace’s B-day surprise. We had a little party for my boss. Ice cream cake and balloon animal twisting! Too much fun!

As for the crappy stuff, no one wants to know. 🙂 Now on to the pictures!

This is a bug that was on my deck. It’s coloring is just amazing!

Here’s a close up of the same picture.

Here’s a little sparrow in my backyard. His mouth is full of tasty bugs for his babies.

 Looking down over the railing of the dock, we found this American Coot sitting on her nest. I kept calling her Harriet, but My brother said her name was Veil (from some game he plays) so we named her Harriet Veil.

These are her 7 eggs. When we went back a few days later, they had already hatched and the family had moved on.

Bird on a cattail.

The skateboard I made for the Art Board Show and Auction. It is collaged with magazine paper and then painted. I also cut the sides off and attached them to the back. They are the black parts.

This is what I do at work! We don’t have time much fun all the time, but we do pretty often. Mine is the middle one and my boss and co-worker made the other two. They were samples for our booth at the Street Performers Festival. I drew 2 sheets of features and accessories to choose from. The kids had a blast making them, but not as much as the volunteers!

This is the birthday cake I made for my Dad in June. I used the cake pans I got from that garage sale. It was my first tiered cake, it was a bit lopsided, but I think it turned out pretty good. It sure tasted yummy!

A seagull at the lake. It has some sort of fish or leech in it’s beak.

A pic of me!

Another picture of me showing off my new hair and new camera!

Well, that’s enough for now. I promise to update more frequently. See you soon!

Crafty Goodness

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Well last Friday I went garage saleing again. Man, it’s addicting. We found the best garage sale ever! I was full of crafty goodness.

 I got this 26 craft book set from the 70’s and a couple others.

 We found this set of craft cards at the same sale, there’s some really strange stuff in it.

 I also found this cake pan set for mini tiered cakes. I have been wanting to make a tiered cake for a while, and now I can make a super cute tiny one! I found a small cabinet at another garage sale. It’s really old and simple, but it’s solid and I am going to paint it and maybe? glass mosaic the top. I got it for a doller. I can’t go wrong with that price!

I have been embroidering like crazy lately. I get into crafty moods where I have to do one thing. Now it is embrodery, then I will get bored with it and do something else. It’s weird, but I always come back sooner or later. Here’s a pillow cover I made.

Here’s a couple of pictures of my tendency to arrange thing in order of color. The rainbow of colors really appeals to me for some reason.  Here are my seed beads that I put up on the wall recently and some buttons from my collections. Just coz they look nice.

 

Have lovely day! (I better go to bed, it’s 1:30am and I have to go to work in the morning…)  

 

Garage Sales Rock!!!

On Friday night, I went garage saleing for three hours with Miriam. We went to tons of sales and had a blast. I found an Ikea chair that I was thinking of buying and I got it for $10. I should have asked if they would take $8, but I was too excited. It was in pretty good shape. I made my own slipcover and I might sand and re-varnish the arms if I am ever not lazy.

 

 Old yucky slip covered chair with sticky arm rests.

 

Funky slipcovered chair without stickyiness. It is now in my bedroom and matches my purple bedding. I also added an extra layer of foam to make it squishier.

A few weeks ago I was making pincushions from apattern I saw on a website, I can’t remember which though…

 

I also made a blue one and a cute tree one. The bottem part is made from a bottle cap, so it is very tiny.

 

Quilling is cool, dammit!

Yesterday, I took out a quilling book from the library and you know what? It’s really cool! I bought this little kit that is actually for kids, but is super cute with the papers, a tool, glue and a book. My brother even likes to do it. Here’s a couple of things I made. the last one is a pokemon named Bonsley that I made for my brother. 

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I have been asked to teach a soap-making class tomorrow night to a group of pregnant ladies. I think I have everything for the soap, except for the soap because I kind of used my Micheal’s coupon for the quilling kit. Oops! I’ll pick it up tomorrow. I also need to figure out some kind of container for them to make to put their soaps into. It’s almost 11:00pm, I better get on that!

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